Thursday, 20 January 2011

Reaching out to Schools

After some fantastic comments from the participants that came to the workshop in 2010, the BCS are running the Schools Workshop on the Wednesday morning of the next BCS Symposium in June for Year 10 students.

Restless Earth - Mapping Natural Disasters - FREE Workshop for Year 10 Students on Wednesday 8th June 2011
For more info and to apply for places :
Parkside School attended in 2010 - see their write up here

With mapping becoming a part of everyday life, we should be encouraging the next generation to use it in more useful ways and showing them how beneficial such resources can be. The 2010 workshop focussed on the Haiti Earthquake Disaster and unfortunately with more flooding, and extreme weather events occurring all over the world then these natural disasters require more and more resources and sometimes in even more remote locations.
Check out this link and pan around  to see how comparison between past and present imagery is being used to see the devastating effect of the Queensland floods,153.001559&z=21&t=k&nmd=20110113


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  2. Also don't forget next weeks UK GeoFORUM lecture from Professor David Lambert titled: How can Geography Contribute to Education for Survival?
    More on BCS website


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